Chris presented the prizes to businesses at the Young Enterprise Area Final held at Epsom College. The winning team Lunar from Royal Grammar School Guildford won with a children’s book, Jacob’s Journey, highlighting racism and bullying. They progress to the next round which will be held in Guildford in June.
Laura Griffiths, Head of Business Enterprise, commented on the team’s innovation and independence: “The boys have written and illustrated a children’s book about bullying. They decided to write it as only 8% of children’s books have minority representation and they wanted to create a product reflecting and promoting modern, progressive ideas of inclusivity, respect and acceptance of difference.”
Lunar are about to enter into a partnership with Surrey County Council, adding the book to its recommended book list for all schools in Surrey and also all Surrey libraries. In addition, as part of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, SkyNews have expressed interest in interviewing the team about their book. As the story so clearly articulates: “Beneath their disguises, all creatures are equal. And I hope you now know, so too are all people.” To find out more about Lunar, visit their website: lunarbooks.org.